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CERC's Don Melnick Offers Explanation for Why Little Has Been Accomplished in Biodiversity Conservation Since 1992 Summit

During the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, Don J. Melnick, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, reflected on why so little has been accomplished in biodiversity conservation since the 1992 Rio Summit. Among the reasons he cites is while the scientific theories, methods, and technologies are in place to do a much better job, the resources to apply them on a scale that can make a difference are just not there. Melnick will discuss this topic in greater detail during the "Debating the Planet" panel discussion on Wed., Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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Shot: Sep 01, 2002
Published: Oct 09, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004